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EOB Weekend Box Office Podcast 12/08/2014: Mockingjay Part 1 tops one of the worst weekends

2:00 PM 12/10/2014 by Senh Duong
Chris Rock in "Top Five"
Welcome to podcast #13. Binh and I discussed the new “Terminator: Genesys” trailer; neither of us liked it. There wasn’t much movement in the top 10 at the box office, other than the huge 50% drop that most films experienced. Family films like “Penguins of Madagascar” and “Big Hero 6” did worst, dropping around 60%.

EOB Weekend Box Office Podcast 12/01/2014: "Mockingjay Part 1" on Top & "Horrible Bosses 2" Disappoints

6:29 PM 12/8/2014 by Senh Duong
Horrible Bosses 2
It’s a week late, but better late and never. Over Thanksgiving weekend (11/28-11/30), we had a couple turkeys. “Penguins of Madagascar” and “Horrible Bosses 2” both underperformed at the box office. “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1” retained its top position. I thought even though the reviews were less than good, “Horrible Bosses 2” would please its fan base, but I guess they didn’t care for seconds.

EOB Weekend Box Office Podcast 11/24/2014: "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I" Lower Than Expected

2:09 PM 11/26/2014 by Senh Duong
Jennifer Lawrence in "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1"
Binh and I were expecting “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I” to open as well as, if not slightly better than, the previous two films, both of which debuted in the $150M range. It did $122M, way below our predictions (or even the most conservative figures from the industry). We discuss why that happened. “Dumb and Dumber To” tumbled in its second week, continuing Jim Carrey’s recent slide at the box office. We debated over which of the three indies -- “Birdman,” “Foxcatcher,” and “The Theory of Everything” -- will eventually break out.

EOB Weekend Box Office Podcast 11-17-2014: "Dumber and Dumber To" Tops "Big Hero 6" and "Interstellar"

6:30 PM 11/19/2014 by Senh Duong
Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels in "Dumb and Dumber To"
Binh and I have been doing these weekly podcast for several weeks now. We talk, discuss, and debate the weekly box office. This week, it’s “Dumb and Dumber To” vs. the two holdovers from last week, “Big Hero 6” and “Interstellar.” Both of us way underestimated how well the Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels sequel would do. We debated about whether or not “Gone Girl” would eventually reach $200M at the domestic box office (it’s currently at $153M), “John Wick” would get a sequel, “Nightcrawler” is a success, and much more.

The Download: Warner Bros.' DC Plans, Captain America 3, and Neil Patrick Harris

11:11 AM 10/19/2014 by Binh Ngo
Neil Patrick Harris
Warner Bros. unveiled its superhero movies earlier this week and as expected, they will be centered on Justice League and its main members. We talk about that and more on this week's Download.

What's Popping: WB's Massive DC Plans, 'Captain America 3,' 'Ghost in the Shell,' 'Underworld,' 'Pacific Rim 2'

11:54 AM 10/18/2014 by Binh Ngo
Justice League
In a shareholders meeting early this week, Warner Bros. has revealed its slate of tentpoles in the coming years, and, as expected, it's heavy on superhero movies. Robert Downey Jr. will join Chris Evans in Captain America 3, which will kick off the Civil War storyline.

Colin Farrell Joins Growing List of 'Doctor Strange' Hopefuls

11:16 AM 10/18/2014 by Binh Ngo
Colin Farrell
We thought Marvel had got their Sorcerer Supreme when Joaquin Phoenix entered "final talks" for the role back in August, but those talks are "dead dead dead," according to Phoenix's publicist.

Scarlett Johansson Reportedly Wanted for 'Ghost in the Shell'

10:41 AM 10/17/2014 by Jeff Giles
ScarJo
Marvel clearly isn't in any rush to make a Black Widow movie, and although Scarlett Johansson is presumably on the hook for appearances in any number of the studio's assorted projects, her lack of a franchise to shoulder on her own leaves her free to star in all kinds of interesting stuff in her downtime -- like, say, Under the Skin or Her.

'Pacific Rim 2' Films in 2015, 'Pacific Rim 3' Plans Already Being Discussed

10:29 AM 10/17/2014 by Jeff Giles
Pacific Rim
It's going to be quite awhile before we really get an honest look at the upcoming Pacific Rim sequel -- that April 2017 release date seems awfully distant on the horizon at this point -- but if there's one person who has any idea of what we can expect, it's director/co-writer Guillermo del Toro, who recently sat down with Collider for a discussion that included a few tantalizing details.

Shawn Levy in Talks for 'Minecraft' Movie

10:22 AM 10/17/2014 by Jeff Giles
Minecraft
We all chortled when Warner Bros. decided it was going to go ahead and make a movie "based on" Lego bricks, but that turned out pretty okay for everyone, so we'll refrain from laughing at the news that the studio is forging ahead with an "adaptation" of the hugely successful online game Minecraft -- even though it really does seem like they might be pushing their luck with this one.
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